Ready to Study Healthcare Systems in Austria!

Hello everyone!  My name is Emma Mahally, and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh and am part of the Honors College. I am a Biological Sciences major on the Pre-Med track, and also am pursuing the Global Health certificate.  Some of my favorite hobbies that I pursue throughout my semesters include…

Learning the Cypriot Lifestyle

During my time abroad, I will be staying at the Classic Hotel in Nicosia which is the capital of Cyprus. It is a very modern hotel that has a courtyard in the center of the building as well as a beautiful restaurant on the ground level. Each morning they serve a complimentary breakfast which far…

My Home in Firenze!

While I am here in Florence, I am living in an apartment right in the city center! I have three other roommates who are all Pitt students in the Food Studies in Italy program. There are two bedrooms, each with two roommates, a bathroom, and a kitchen and living area. We live on the third…

Embarking on my First International Trip

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Brenda Rea and I just completed my first year in the Swanson School of Engineering. In March, I declared that my intended major is chemical engineering, and I am thrilled to be able to continue my educational journey as an official chemical engineering student in the…

The Beginning of my Journey Along the Venetian Walls

I think that anytime you challenge yourself in a new way you have the opportunity to grow as a person. For me, studying abroad is unlike anything I have ever done. I have never taken a class in another city let alone across the globe so it will certainly take some time for me to…

Hallo Austria!

Hello everyone! My name is Archisha Ghosh and I am a rising senior in the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Molecular Biology major in the Cell and Developmental Biology track with minors in Sociology, Chemistry, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. I am also finishing up a Certificate in Global…

Food Insecurity, the Built Environment, and a New Chapter

The past year conducting research with the Community Research Fellowship has been extremely eye-opening and rewarding for me. I had the opportunity to become involved with a diverse set of experiences related to the research I conducted, as well as explore new avenues for this research. Food insecurity is a multi-dimensional issue, and this research…

Food Studies in Italy: My Goals

I’ve set many goals for myself to (hopefully) accomplish during my three weeks in Florence, and I think I am already starting to make headway on most of them! Academically, I want to further my knowledge in gender studies. At the University of Pittsburgh, I am a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies minor, so I…

IIP Berlin – 1 Week out

Hello! My name is Ryan Bullett, and I’m a rising junior from New Jersey. I’m pursuing a degree in Marketing and Global Management, with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I love to travel, and a part of why I chose Pitt was because of the study abroad opportunities. I jump at any chance to…

Meet Sarah: A STEAM Ambassador at the CEC (Hill District)

Hi! My name is Sarah Memon, and I am currently a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. This summer, I will be serving as one of two Honors College STEAM Ambassadors at Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District, along with my companion Jhanvi Dasaka.  A Little About Me on Campus: As I…